Issue | Opinion | Premium | Sep 24 2019

10 of the best welterweight wars

Errol Spence vs. Shawn Porter is the latest in a long line of intriguing fights to take place in boxing's welterweight division
Sugar Ray Leonard
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1. Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns

In this epic September 1981 meeting of champions at Caesars Palace, Leonard, the WBA titleholder, was given a torrid time by Hearns’ jab and size before getting himself back into the fight and stopping the undefeated WBC champion in a dramatic 14th round.

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